AGER, Frederick William

1830 - 1906

Frederick William Ager was baptised at Earl Stonham, Suffolk on 25 July 1830, eldest child of Jonathan Ager (c1799-21 May 1880), a shopkeeper, and his wife Mary Ann née Wilden (c1804-1 February 1884), who married in Suffolk on 16 July 1828. In 1841, Frederick was an 11-year-old living at Earl Stonham stores with his parents and in 1851 living at Rose Hall, Earl Stonham with his parents, 56-year-old Jonathan and 46-year-old Mary Ann and a younger brother, 19-year-old Walter. Frederick married at Sudbury, Suffolk on 28 March 1855, Susannah Quinton (1828-1904) and in 1861, a 31-year-old grocer & draper, in the family shop at Waterloo House, High Road, Earl Stonham, with his 32-year-old wife Susanna, his parents and brother Walter, a brewer, and his family. In 1870, a porter at the Ipswich Union Workhouse and in 1873 head attendant at the Ipswich Borough Asylum and noted in 1891 as a 61-year-old asylum storekeeper at St Clement's Hospital in Ipswich. He had retired by 1901 when he and his wife, a retired housekeeper at St Clements Hospital, were boarders at Valley Farm, Foxhall, near Ipswich where his wife died on 19 August 1904. Frederick William Ager died at Valley Farm, Foxhall on 26 December 1906, aged 76 'for 30 years on the staff of Ipswich Borough Asylum'. The Colchester and Ipswich Museums Service has an oil painting by him dated 1891 about which time he must have taken up painting on his retirement.

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